Alberto Abad holds up his trophy and other prizes after winning the search for model Filipino driversA tricycle driver from Antipolo, Rizal was hailed as the third Pinoy Tsuper Hero Grand Winner during the grand finals held at ABS-CBN Dolphy Theater.
Alberto Abad received P140,000 cash prize, P50,000 worth of fuel and lube products, P1 million worth of family accident insurance for one year, a jersey jacket, a trophy and a brand-new car. He will also serve as the official Pinoy Tsuper Hero ambassador for a year.
Aklan’s Johnny Damian received P30,000 cash prize after he was hailed as the first runner-up.
Jiny Caballero of Cebu received a special citation as the first woman to complete the journey from day one to the grand finals.
Pinoy Tsuper Hero Year 3 broke boundaries, with 20 finalists carefully chosen from 32,541 drivers nationwide. For the first time two women joined the roster, proving the campaign’s evolving mission from professionalizing the industry and saving the environment to becoming an agent to celebrate diversity and gender equality.
Paul Mercado, chief marketing unit head of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. (ALKFI), said the 20 finalists from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao were all deserving.
“It’s about time na bigyan naman natin ng recognition ang kagandahan ng pagmamaneho. And gusto naming ipaalam sa lahat na ang pagmamaneho ay isang noble na profession. Itong mga drivers na ito, dito nakasalalay ang buhay ng bawat isang sumasakay,” Mercado noted.
Now on its third year, Pinoy Tsuper Hero is a collaboration between ALKFI, Phoenix Petroleum, Bayan Academy and ABS-CBN Regional.